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Rockport Publishers, 2005 - Architecture - 190 pages
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RockportĘs Architecture in Detail series examines the role of details in contemporary architecture through the work of many emerging and established practitioners whose projects speak sensitively and energetically on a small scale.

In this edition, Spaces, acclaimed photographer Paul Warchol shows off these details in his lavish, full-color photographs, which makes turning these pages a pleasure for even the casual browser.

The projects are often beautiful telltales of a designerĘs thoughts, scaled to our eyes, made physical to the touch of our hands. These crafted moments remind us that architecture can be a subtle and powerful force -- played out in some cases by evoking historical motifs, in others by radical experimentation. But more than a simple catalogue of ideas, this book ultimately shows these details as individual expressions of discovery, gestures of delight or severity, and of beauty and clarity. They are meaningful indications of the architectĘs presence -- more than all else, willful signs that the true craft of design is alive and well.


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About the author (2005)

James McCown is a writer and marketing executive. He serves as architecture critic for" Boston" magazine and also writes regularly for "Architecture, Art New England, " and "Architecture Boston". He holds a B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans and is completing a masteras degree in the history of art and architecture at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and graphic designer based in Boston and New York

Paul Warchol was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1954. He studied art with a major in photography at the Cooper Union School of Art and has been photographing architecture since 1978. His work has been published in architecture since 1978. His work has been published in architecture magazines around the world and has recently been the focus of a series of books on architecture and design by the Italian editor and publisher Edizione L'Archivolto. In 1998 he worked with Mayer Rus, editor at Interior Design, on LOFT, a volume on the phenomenon of transforming industrial living space in New York. Paul's photography was exhibited in 1995 at Columbia University's Avery Hall in New York, and in the spring of 1996, it was the focus of a one-man exhibition entitled A Recent View of Architecture at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

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